Fingerprint-reading USB drive: for your eyes only

We love technology that makes things more convenient (that's the point of it, really), but the price of such convenience can often be reduced security. I mean, who's ever heard of cloning a landline? Used your neighbor's Wi-Fi lately? And what about flash drives — nice and small, yeah, but their tiny form factor means they're more readily lost… or worse, stolen. At least if you use this Buffalo USB drive, you'll be safe in knowing that any would-be data thieves won't be able to access the contents. The drive uses a fingerprint reader (beneath the cap so it doesn't get scratched up) to verify the identity of anyone trying to scan it, so should it fall into the wrong hands the drive will lock up, preventing evil eyes from reading your Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan fiction. But for you, it bestows one-touch access faster than you could type any password. This rare combo of convenience and security comes in capacities ranging from 256 MB to 2 GB at prices yet to be announced.

Buffalo, via Oh Gizmo!